So I'm having a hard time following my marathon training schedule. I feel like I can and should be increasing my weekly mileage more than it is currently calling for. I feel that then I could just maintain a higher amount up until October. Right now the schedule has me between 25 and 30 miles per week for the next few weeks but I feel like I could be around 30-35 right now. I know these schedules can be tailored to fit individual needs, but I guess I'm a little worried that maybe my anxiousness is just asking for injury or prolonged fatigue.
Anyway, yesterday evening I had a nice little 3 mile run. I was a bit sore after my Tuesday fartlek run, but I still felt I had a few more miles in me. This morning, since I didn't have to show up to work until 9-ish (yippee!), I went on my scheduled 4 miler. Again, I felt like I had a few more miles in me. Both runs I took Shasta with us. (I guess two consecutive Shasta Runs makes me feel like I haven't been running enough.) It's fun to watch her run. She keeps up with Sadie for the first mile or so and then after that she is right at my heels just making sure she doesn't run any extra than she has to. But she has so much fun. My Shasta Runs are along a short section where I can always have the dogs off the leash. No way I could run with both of them on leash. Sadie always has a great time. She bounces through the tall grass like a kangaroo, trying to scare up ANY unsuspecting animal or bird victim.
Off day tomorrow then I think I'm hitting the trails on Moscow Mountain over the weekend. I've been running all roads since returning from vacation and I'm having withdrawals.